The New York State Toxic Mold Taskforce is responsible for developing recommendations for amending State mold regulations. State Senator Liz Krueger will applaud the formation of the taskforce and highlight the importance of creating stronger City and State mold regulations. Asthmatic tenants will call on the taskforce to recommend that the State and City adopt enforceable regulations for safe remediation of mold problems and better training for city and state employees in agencies responsible for inspection and remediation.
State Sen. Liz Krueger sent a letter to the Pennsylvania State Legislature to push a ban on live pigeon shoots, which she says causes poachers to target New York City. There is a bill sitting in the Pennsylvania legislature that would ban live-animal shoots.
State Senator Liz Krueger along with her colleagues on the Senate Democratic Conference Task Force on School Governance will hold a public hearing to examine the New York City Education and Reform Accountability Act of 2002, which granted the Mayor control of the New York City School System. This law was intended to overhaul the City's public school system by consolidating most of the administrative and personnel powers into the office of the Schools Chancellor, who is solely accountable to the Mayor.
As a state senator who represents an urban district in a populous state, I have developed keen insight into many of the responsibilities, policies and political complexities involved in running the country. I have a staff of only eight but the responsibility to enact a budget and laws that touch the lives of millions.
Tuesday evening, Project for Public Spaces held a "placemaking" community workshop for Manhattan's Upper East Side, featuring PP founder and president Fred Kent. Streetsblog regular BicyclesOnly was there and files this report.
State says law's vague definition of 'demolition' gives owners wide grounds for evictions.
By Rachel Nielsen
A state regulation has been allowing private building owners to evict rent-stabilized tenants by demolishing apartment buildings – but the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)says that no matter how it words the regulation, it doesn’t have the power to prevent owners from using the law to replace stabilized apartments with market-rate units.
KRUEGER SLAMS TAX CAP-State Sen. Liz Krueger joined the majority of the Democratic conference who pledged to vote against Gov. David Paterson’s property tax cap bill in an upcoming special session. The bill is supported by Senate Republicans and four Democrats.
Albany— The New York State Senate reconvened today to vote on a property tax cap bill (S.8736). The bill would put a 4% annual cap on the amount local governments (excluding New York's 5 big cities) can increase property taxes to pay for schools. Although the bill passed, State Senator Liz Krueger was joined by 19 of her colleagues in voting against the bill.
The Subway Caravan was organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee in 2004 in response to Transit Police issuing a desk appearance ticket to a young woman who was breastfeeding her infant on the train. Despite all the publicity about the advantages to both mother and child of breastfeeding, women continue to be harassed. The fear of public reaction to breastfeeding is still cited by women as a reason why they are reluctant to breastfeed.
Cites Important New Report Showing New York State Women Have Been Losing Ground in the last 20 Years New York— State Senator Liz Krueger called for State action to address issues raised in the new report released yesterday by the New York Women's Foundation entitled "The Economic Status of Women in New York State." The report detailed startling data that showed women in New York are economically worse off today compared to how they were doing 1989.
New York— With only one official day remaining in New York's legislative session State Senator Liz Krueger praised the Senate for passing some high priority environmental bills. "I am very proud of my colleagues for having the foresight to make the environment a top priority regardless of partisan politics," said Senator Krueger.
Some of the bills that passed the Senate this session included: